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FH-Prof. Dr. Paul Watson

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Lectures 2019/20

Applied Life Sciences

> English in Science & Career I ILV
Molecular Biotechnologymore

English in Science & Career I ILV

Lector: FH-Prof. Dr. Paul Watson

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

The course will deal with all four areas of language skills: reading/writing/talking/listening.

The emphasis in the 3rd semester will be on spoken English (presentations (spontaneous and prepared)).

Oral presentations will be an important part of the semesters's work.

Grammar revision (where appropriate) will be offerred.

ACTIVE PARTICIPATION IN THE LESSON IS VERY IMPORTANT AND WILL BE GRADED!

Assessment methods

Your command of English, both spoken and written, will be continuously assessed during the semester and will be reflected in the final semester mark. Moreover your active participation in the lessons will also contribute to the overall mark.

Teaching methods

Spontaneous and prepared presentations. Brainstormings, Discussions, Debates. ‘Language clinics’. Individual, pair- and group-work. Self-reflection is a major focus of the course.

Language

English

> English in Science & Career II ILV
Molecular Biotechnologymore

English in Science & Career II ILV

Lector: FH-Prof. Dr. Paul Watson

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

The course is, among other things, a consolidation of what was taught in the module "Scientific, Social & Communication Skills".
English is taught via “authentic” international documentation: safety data sheets, articles from peer-reviewed life-science journals, Bachelor theses, etc. using well-known blended learning tools such as group puzzles, individual and group presentations, or video material.
Scientific writing is deepened.
Grammar and punctuation are taught if required by the level of students.
The following topics are taught:
1. Scientific writing:
>scientific articles
•vocabulary
•content
•scientific expression
•construction
•style
•summarizing
•referencing
2. Safety in the Laboratory:
>vocabulary
>abbreviations
>GHS (Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling)
3. Career:
>vocabulary
>applications
>accompanying documentation
>CVs
3. Knowledge acquisition and communication:
>reading and presenting the contents of authentic research articles (Nature/Cell etc.)
>summary writing
Continuous self-reflection, self-evaluation and evaluation of colleagues.

Assessment methods

Performance and progress are permanently assessed. The assessment is based on all written and oral work during the semester. Active participation during the lessons is also taken into account.

Teaching methods

Activating Methods: e.g. presentations, discussions …

Language

English

> Industry Practical PR
Molecular Biotechnologymore

Industry Practical PR

Lector: FH-Prof. Dr. Herbert Wank, FH-Prof. Dr. Paul Watson

0 SWS
25 ECTS

Lecture contents

The internship serves as an introduction for the students to work independently. The tasks begin with the search for a suitable internship and internship supervisor. Students learn under the supervision of a professional the relevant professional practice in a biotechnology company/research institute and/or independent scientific work. During the internship the subject-, methodological and social competencies acquired during the study, will be implemented in the desired field of occupational activity and practically consolidated.
Another important teaching content is to summarize the internship results in form of an internship report and the documentation of scientific results.

Assessment methods

Assessment of practical supervisor

Teaching methods

Practical

Language

German-English

> Inorganic Chemistry VO
Molecular Biotechnologymore

Inorganic Chemistry VO

Lector: FH-Prof. Dr. Paul Watson

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

1. Systematic chemical nomenclature.
2. The periodic table of the elements and periodicity.
3. Groups 1-18of the periodic table, relationships within the groups as well as with other groups, chemical properties of the elements, their production and importance, important compounds their production and importance.

Assessment methods

Multiple choice exam - content of hand-outs.

Teaching methods

PowerPoint presentation, Handouts, Videos, cloze texts and individual learning. One distance learning unit.

Language

German

> Intercultural Teams in Interdisciplinary Projects ...
Molecular Biotechnologymore

Intercultural Teams in Interdisciplinary Projects ILV

Lector: Monika Frauwallner, Dr.in Mary Grace Wallis, FH-Prof. Dr. Paul Watson

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

The content of this integrated course, which is specially designed as the Kick-Off of the Master degree programme prepares the students from different countries, cultural backgrounds, universities, disciplines, and with individual life experiences to work together optimally in interdisciplinary, intercultural and international study and working environments. See the ‘Learning Outcomes' for further details.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Student-centred methods: presentations, discussions, individual and group tasks

Language

English

> Introduction to Molecular Biological Lab Technique...
Molecular Biotechnologymore

Introduction to Molecular Biological Lab Techniques LAB

Lector: Dr. Radostina Bachmaier, Andrea Steinbauer, BSc MSc, FH-Prof. Dr. Herbert Wank, FH-Prof. Dr. Paul Watson

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

In this course the students will get a crash-course in "how to handle an automatic pipet". Then the students perform several restriction digestions in order to map an unknown piece of DNA. At the end of the course, the students determine the concentration of an unknown DNA-Sample spectrophotometrically (including calculation).

Assessment methods

Enthusiasm, Protocol in English

Teaching methods

Independent work in the laboratory
Introductory remarks from the lector/tutor
Independent drawing of a plasmid map
Writing of a protocol

Language

German

> Master Seminar SE
Molecular Biotechnologymore

Master Seminar SE

Lector: FH-Prof. Dr. Paul Watson

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

In the Master thesis seminar, students present the topic of their thesis projectand give a status report on their progress. They will also actively participate in the presentations of other speakers (asking questions, constructive criticism, etc.).

Assessment methods

Active participation

Teaching methods

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Language

German-English

> Master Thesis VO
Molecular Biotechnologymore

Master Thesis VO

Lector: FH-Prof. Dr. Herbert Wank, FH-Prof. Dr. Paul Watson

0 SWS
28 ECTS

Lecture contents

Undertaking independent research on a scientific topic and then writing a Master thesis.

Assessment methods

Expert assessment

Teaching methods

Research

Language

German-English

> Master Thesis VO
Molecular Biotechnologymore

Master Thesis VO

Lector: FH-Prof. Dr. Herbert Wank, FH-Prof. Dr. Paul Watson

0 SWS
28 ECTS

Lecture contents

Undertaking independent research on a scientific topic and then writing a Master thesis.

Assessment methods

Expert assessment

Teaching methods

Research

Language

German-English

> Scientific Communication I ILV
Molecular Biotechnologymore

Scientific Communication I ILV

Lector: Dr.in Mary Grace Wallis, FH-Prof. Dr. Paul Watson

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

The scientific and ethical content (see the ‘Learning Outcomes' for specific details) of this course aligns with the aims of the Master degree programme, and by working closely with other lecturers compliments the content of the other courses.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Student-centred methods: presentations, discussions, written individual and group tasks, blended learning.

Language

English

> Scientific Communication II ILV
Molecular Biotechnologymore

Scientific Communication II ILV

Lector: Dr.in Mary Grace Wallis, FH-Prof. Dr. Paul Watson

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

The scientific and ethical content (see the ‘Learning Outcomes' for specific details) of this course aligns with the aims of the Master degree programme, and by working closely with other lecturers compliments the content of the other courses.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Student-centred methods: presentations, debates, discussions, written individual and group tasks, blended learning.

Language

English

> Scientific Method SE
Molecular Biotechnologymore

Scientific Method SE

Lector: FH-Prof. Dr. Paul Watson

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

During this seminar, the students will present the topics of their Master thesis projects and discuss the chosen strategies and methods.

Assessment methods

continuous evaluation

Teaching methods

Presentations; Q & A sessions; independent literature searches.

Language

English

> Scientific Method SE
Molecular Biotechnologymore

Scientific Method SE

Lector: FH-Prof. Dr. Paul Watson

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

During this seminar, the students will present the topics of their Master thesis projects and discuss the chosen strategies and methods.

Assessment methods

continuous evaluation

Teaching methods

Presentations; Q & A sessions; independent literature searches.

Language

English